Friars Hill Traffic Report

Friars Hill Traffic Report
By Sarah Mansheim
Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger

Friars Hill Traffic Report By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger

Country folk get up early. That’s probably because we are better than everyone else. While all the city-dwelling ne’er-do-wells are slumbering in their beds until 8 a.m., sleeping off their drugs and pills and...

Hi, Mom (don’t kill me)

Friars Hill Traffic Report - April 22nd, 2017 I received the following note this week: “I am so happy you have decided to return writing your commentary. I have missed your 'take’ on events. Your column...

Getting it wrong

Remember that time, oh, about a week ago, when I was extolling how busy I was, but it was okay because I knew everything? Yeah. Me too. But here’s what I forgot to tell you: that...

Soccer mom

So, what’s new with you? (dramatic pause) You may be unaware of this, but I am expressly forbidden to discuss politics in the Friars Hill Traffic Report anymore. Which is Such. A. Shame. Because, I would...

Gossip with Sources

Sometimes, when I’m feeling flip, I like to refer to the work I do as “gossip with sources.” In a way, it’s true, but it’s also pretty reductive and doesn’t really reflect the nuance...

Friars Hill Traffic Report: Y’all can thank Faye in Maryland

I’m back, witches! So, how are ya? I’m sure a lot of you were hoping that I’ve been banned from publishing the Traffic Report due to my offensive, left wing missives. Sadly for you, I wasn’t....

Peekers

Are you a peeker? A box shaker? I peeked once. I can’t remember how old I was, maybe as old as 10, and one afternoon, a couple of weeks before Christmas, I got wise to...

Moms gonna mom

Jesus God, we moms are crazy. I’m not talking “look how wacky I am in my ironic ugly Christmas sweater,” crazy - I’m talking straight up Texas cheerleader killing coo coo for Cocoa Puffs Momzillas....

Friars Hill Traffic Report By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger

Well, it’s all over now. The leaves peaked this past week; the colors were vivid oranges and yellows, and they were so beautiful that when you got home, you wanted to turn the car around...

Vacay Cake

I’m writing to you from Snowshoe. While my co-workers toil away this week, I’m sleeping in, lounging at the pool, kayaking and shooting skeet. We’ve hiked and jogged, picnicked and eaten in restaurants. And we’ve eaten...

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